Our marketing team recently moved to Marketing Cloud. I need to transfer our transactional emails to MC.
Our current system uses Mandrill to send transactional emails using the following workflow:
- User requests a password reset
- I queue up the request into our own queue with the required Mandrill TemplateId and replacement info (first_name: Johnny, token: 181821829138192831293)
- Our email processor grabs the queue, using .NET to connect to Mandrill, and sends the email
Can this same workflow work with Marketing Cloud? Everything I have read suggests not. I can create Triggered Sends but they seemed to be tied to actions/events stored in SF and uses SF Contact data for the replacement/merge tags. The replacement tag data (ex: password reset link) will only live in our custom Db and not in SF.