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): November 23, 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 8.01 Other Events.

      On November 23, 2004, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. ("Jack Henry")
 issued a press release (a copy of which is attached to this report)
 announcing the acquisition of Optinfo, Inc.

 Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (c)  Exhibits

           99.1 Press release dated November 23, 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: November 23, 2004  By: /s/ Kevin D. Williams
                          Kevin D. Williams
                          Chief Financial Officer