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): December 20, 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 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
      On December 17, 2004, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. ("Jack Henry") and
 its wholly-owned subsidiary JHA Synergy, Inc. entered into an Asset Purchase
 Agreement with SER Systems, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary SER
 Systems, Inc. (collectively, "SER"), whereby Jack Henry purchased the assets
 of SER's business of developing, selling and servicing integrated document
 management software (the "IDM Business").  The Assets purchased included the
 IDM Business software, trademarks, accounts receivable, customer and other
 contracts, equipment and related intangibles and goodwill.  Jack Henry's
 purchase consideration included the assumption of certain contract
 liabilities and obligations, assumption of certain accounts payable,
 assumption of an office lease and $35 million in cash.

 Item 8.01  Other Events.
      On December  20, 2004,  Jack Henry  & Associates,  Inc. ("Jack  Henry")
 issued a  press  release  (a copy  of  which  is attached  to  this  report)
 announcing the acquisition of the IDM Business from SER.

 Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (c)  Exhibits

           99.1 Press release dated December 20, 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: December 20, 2004  By: /s/ Kevin D. Williams
                          Kevin D. Williams
                          Chief Financial Officer