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): October 19, 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

        (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 Check the  appropriate box  below if  the  Form 8-K  filing is  intended  to
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  Item 2.02     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

      On October 19, 2004,  Jack  Henry  &  Associates,  Inc. issued  a press
 release announcing 2005 first quarter results, the text of which is attached
 hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (c)  Exhibits

           99.1 Press release dated October 19, 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.

                          JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC.

 Date: October 19, 2004   By: /s/ Kevin D. Williams                       
                          Kevin D. Williams
                          Chief Financial Officer