What are Person Accounts?
Salesforce provides Accounts object to store information about customers you do business with. Each Accounts in Salesforce can also have related Contacts with it. Accounts are used for storing data about non-human business entities like corporation, NGO, council, agency, firm, bureau etc. Each of these entities have multiple humans working for them at different roles like CEO, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, President, Product manager etc. Ona a pure data based comparison, properties of a firm is very different from properties of its Sales Manager, but still these two are related to each other.
For this Contacts are used for storing data of humans related to a non-human business entity stored as Accounts. e.g. a person named ‘Manish’ works for a company named ‘Webkul S/W Pvt. Ltd.’. To store this data, first create a new account with name ‘Webkul’, then create a new Contact with name ‘Manish’. But while creating the Contact provide ‘Webkul’ account in its Account field.
There are two types of accounts. Business accounts store information about companies. Person accounts
store information about individual people.