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): January 5, 2005

                        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 January 5, 2005, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. ("Jack Henry") issued
 a press release (a copy of which is attached to this report) announcing  the
 acquisition of RPM Intelligence LLC, doing business as Stratika. 

 Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (c)  Exhibits

           99.1 Press release dated January 5, 2005.


      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: January 7, 2005    By:  /s/ Kevin D. Williams   
                          Kevin D. Williams
                          Chief Financial Officer