Peregrine Systems granted worldwide master VAR status to GoldMine Software for numerous Peregrine Systems products to be sold with GoldMine’s HEAT help desk software, sales force automation software and customer relationship management solutions. In exchange, Peregrine Systems will acquire a minority interest in GoldMine worth $82.7 million. The alliance includes joint marketing between GoldMine and Peregrine Systems and permits GoldMine’s more than 2000 HEAT-certified VARs to resell Peregrine Systems products. GoldMine will distribute a subset of Peregrine Systems InfraCenter for Workgroup and integrate HEAT with Peregrine Systems Infrastructure Management solution, which manages IT assets throughout their life cycles. “With our combined product offerings and our unique expertise in various market spaces, we can now offer high-quality, integrated solutions to all customers, from the smallest organization to the largest enterprise,” says Steve Gardner, Peregrine Systems president and CEO. GoldMine will continue to sell Peregrine Systems’ recently acquired Knowlix Knowledge Management solutions.