Washington, D.C. 20549

                                     FORM 8-K

                                  CURRENT REPORT
      Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 12, 2004

                          JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC.
              (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)

          Delaware                     0-14112                 43-1128385
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 (State or Other Jurisdiction  (Commission File Number)      (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)                                   Identification No.)

                663 Highway 60, P.O. Box 807, Monett, MO 65708
              (Address of principal executive offices)(zip code)

     Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (417) 235-6652

 Item 5.   Other Events.

      On April 12, 2004, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. ("Jack Henry")  issued
 a press release (a copy of which is attached to this report) announcing  the
 acquisition of e-ClassicSystems, Inc.

 Item 7.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (c)  Exhibits

           99.1 Press release dated April 12, 2004.


      Pursuant to the requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of  1934,
 the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
 undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                          Date: April 13, 2004
                          JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC.

                          By: /s/ Kevin D. Williams
                          Kevin D. Williams
                          Chief Financial Officer