UNITED STATES

                             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: December 13, 2004
                        (Date of earliest event reported)


             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                   0-25346                     47-0772104
(State or other jurisdiction       (Commission                (I.R.S. Employer
      of incorporation)            File Number)              Identification No.)

                             224 South 108th Avenue,
                              Omaha, Nebraska 68154
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (402) 334-5101
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


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 Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

     On December 13, 2004, Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. issued a press
release announcing that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase
program authorizing the Company to acquire up to $80 million of its Class A
Common Stock. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 
and is being furnished, not filed, under Item 7.01 of Form 8-K.


     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 thereunto duly authorized.

                                        TRANSACTION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTS, INC.

 Date: December 13, 2004                By:        /s/ Dennis P. Byrnes
                                                     Dennis P. Byrnes
                                                  Senior Vice President,
                                              General Counsel and Secretary

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

       Number     Description

         99.1     Press Release, dated December 13, 2004.